The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) would like to correct the wrong impression created by a popular column in The Monitor Newspaper of Wednesday 7th July 2004 that there are no giraffes in Uganda’s national parks.
Uganda has large herds of giraffes in the Murchison Falls National Park, one of the country’s most popular national parks and recently named 7th best in the whole of Africa. The elegant, graceful animals can be sighted in any part of the park, but especially in the northern part where they roam freely across the savannah grasslands. They usually move in families of 6 to 10 animals, and are very useful to the smaller shorter animals -mostly of the antelope family – which depend on them for security.
Giraffes can also be found in Kidepo Valley National Park (KVNP) another of the popular parks in Uganda. Numbers here are small (only 12) but more will soon be imported to boost the numbers there.
We request our tourists not to cancel their visits to Uganda, and we promise you a great experience in our Ugandan national parks.